liu_xing commented on the word bellygod
From A Word A Day. Noun: One who takes great pleasure in eating; a glutton.
July 8, 2013
liu_xing commented on the list frequentative--le
June 9, 2013
liu_xing commented on the list words-from-favourite-song-lyrics
I methodically worked my way through the veins in my arms and legs, turning them first the tannish colour of drovers’ paths, then the darker brown of cart tracks, until eventually they became macadamised, blackened, by my abuse.
June 8, 2013
Months of injecting this stuff have given my body an odd aspect, as with every shot more chalk is deposited along the walls of my veins, much in the manner of earth being piled up to form either an embankment or a cutting. Thus the history of my addiction has been mapped out by me, in the same way that the road system of South-East England was originally constructed.
liu_xing commented on the list adjectives-ending-in-id
oooh rolig some excellent words there.
Where the ancient oak leaf clusters grew, the deaths head hawk moth flew,/Something wicked this way comes.The swallow is depicted there along your fuselage
"and if you think I've had enough/of your sea of love/I'll take more than another riverfull/I give in/to sin/because you have to make this life livable"
swaddle from swathe
PS thanks Stevebwriter, had never thought of that.
Langour, splendour, pallor, candour, horror. Liquor?
Savour => sapid?
liu_xing commented on the word panglossian
I once fell for someone when he used this word.
January 24, 2007
liu_xing commented on the user john
it would be great if when you clicked on a word, you could see all the lists it belonged to
January 23, 2007
liu_xing commented on the word obstreperous
(not as impressive as Joyce, unfortunately)
I have a feeling I first saw this word in a kid's book about a naughty kite. Anyone remember that one?
liu_xing commented on the word gravid
this means 'pregnant'. I first came across it when I read a short story called 'gravid babies', whose title stuck in my mind, but the meaning wasn't explained anywhere in the story so it was years later that I found out what it means.
liu_xing commented on the word virile
(American pronunciation only - vrrrrrl - it's practically onamatopoeic)
liu_xing commented on the word antediluvian
goes very well with 'prelapsarian'
liu_xing commented on the word coolie
= bitter strength (from Chinese)
liu_xing commented on the word mandarin
= Man(chu) big man (from Chinese)
liu_xing commented on the word tycoon
= big (gentle)man. (from Chinese) (This is possibly cheating as it might have come via Japanese)
liu_xing commented on the word typhoon
= big wind (from Chinese)
liu_xing commented on the word arachnamancy
sounds good ... any ideas?
liu_xing commented on the word sidereal
Truly one of my favourite words - for the spelling/pronunciation divide as much as the meaning.
liu_xing commented on the word alfombra
are we allowed words that aren't in English? I love this one - along with boligrafo, which sounds much better than 'biro'.